Gold and Fools in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”


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English 123
12 November 2009
Gold and Fools in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”
The book “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” was a story which was a great example of wasteful behavior and foolish greed. One of the main characters in the story, Dobbs, may have been poor but he still greedily hoped that he could score a quick fortune. In fact, he could not resist the temptation to take a chance. Even when he was being bothered by a poor Mexican child selling lottery tickets, he could not escape his gambling nature. Dobbs said: “Give me that twentieth, so that I won't have to look at your dirty face and your damned tickets any longer” (Traven 14-15).
Dobbs resisted and was acting...
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.....umstances in life, even good people can do bad things. Greed and wastefulness are fairly common emotions and can lead to far worse behavior out of individuals. The thirst for quick riches and the shining attraction of gold can sometimes seemingly corrupt the hearts of people and turn them into worse people than they might have been otherwise. In this regard, maybe one of the morals of this book was that “all that glitters is not necessarily gold.” In short, even real gold can be like fools gold if fools are the ones chasing it.
Works Cited
Bogan, Jesse "The Treasure Of the Sierra Madre." Forbes 183.10
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Traven, B. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. New York: Hill and
Wang, 1963.